civil law (countable and uncountable, plural civil laws)
- (law) The body of law dealing with the private relations between members of a community; it contrasts with criminal law, military law and ecclesiastical law.
- (law) Legal system based on the Corpus Juris Civilis; it contrasts with common law.
body of law dealing with private relations
legal system contrasting with common law
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Unadapted borrowing from English civil law.
civil law f (uncountable)
- (law) civil law (legal system contrasting with common law)
- Synonym: direito romano-germânico